Sunday, October 28, 2012
I recently had 2 pilar cysts removed from my head. They were quite large, but gave the dermatologist no trouble removing them. Of course, that should have told me that trouble was waiting to bite me on the butt. Anyway, as a result of the procedure, I have developed a lot of localized swelling that is gathering below my left eye. It is approximately 2 inches long by 1 inch wide and sticks out approximately three-fourths of an inch from my face. Most of my left upper eyelid is now resting on my upper lashes. There is also some other diffuse swelling on the lower left side of my face. The whole thing is not painful, but is quite uncomfortable because of pressure and vision obstruction.
So, how do I cope with this? Well, after seeing the doctor and getting some medication and being patted on the head and told that it should be much better in a week to 10 days, I am once again turning to comfort food for. . . comfort. I don't want to, but it's hard to break old habits. Yes, I realize that "this too shall pass", but I'm hanging on with my fingernails just trying to be patient. I'm afraid to exercise because getting overheated might make everything worse. Oh well, like Scarlett O'Hara said, "Tomorrow is another day."